2014 Canadian Mathematics Education Forum

University of Ottawa, May 1 - 4, 2014

In Ottawa        


The airport code for Ottawa International Airport is YOW.
For public transit from the airport, see 'Getting around Ottawa'

A taxi fare from the airport to the Novotel costs roughly $30.

Detailed information regarding the city of Ottawa and the province of Ontario, including tourism information, local weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for self-guided tours, are available at the following websites:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on all available base fares for travel to and from the 2014 CMEF. The discounted fares are available for booking from April 30, 2014 to May 6, 2014 and available for travel from anywhere in Canada or the US to Ottawa for travel between April 30, 2014 to May 6, 2014. Return flights are available from Ottawa to anwhere in Canada or the US from April 30, 2014 to May 6, 2014.

Please book online at Porter Airlines or through your travel agent using promo code CMS013. This discount also applies to sale fares.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

West Jet To book reservations using the convention discount code, please contact the WestJet Groups Department at 1-888-493-7853. Convention codes are not available for use on WestJet.com at this time. The discount on WestJet flights is 10%.

  • WestJet Groups agents are available to assist you from 07:00 -17:30 (MST) Monday-Friday.
  • The convention code CC7734 must be quoted at the time of booking.
  • The discounted rates are available for travel up to 3 days prior and 3 days after your event. For travel outside of these dates, West Jet will offer the best available fare at the time of booking.

VIA Rail is proud to offer a 10% discount on all fares from stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return. Participants must reference the event's VIA convention code: 12638 at booking.

VALID: April 29 to May 6, 2014

RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied." Discount does not apply in Economy - special or escape fare.

TO BOOK: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code is 12638. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Getting Around Ottawa

Taxi Service from Airport

613-523-1234 (Airport-West-Way-Taxi)

Average fare to downtown: $29

Accessible vehicles are available upon request

Taxi Service Within Ottawa

613-238-1111 (Blue Line Taxi)

Limousine Service (on demand)

Airport Service: 613-523-1560 Toll-free number: 1-888-901-6222

Public Transit (OC Transpo)



Route 97 departs from pillar 14 outside the level 1 Arrivals area. Route 97 uses low-floor, fully accessible buses that accommodate wheelchairs. Take Bus route 97 (OC Transpo) direction Bayshore. Get off at stop MACKENZIE KING 2A (3000) (28 min.) and walk to the Novotel. The Novotel is located at 33 Nicholas Street in Ottawa.
Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on level 1 at the central door of the Arrivals area.

Transportation from the Train Station

From the VIA Rail train station to downtown your choices will be:

Taxi - There will be a line-up of Taxis outside the main entrance to the Train Station. The route to downtown is aprox 6 Kms and will take about 10 Minutes (no traffic). The cab will most likely take the Queensway (Hwy 417) for part of the route. Cost is roughly $20.00.

OC Transpo – There is an OC Transpo Transitway Stop just outside of the Train Station (about a 2 minute walk). You’ll be looking for the sign that says TRAIN STATION 2A – and indications for Bus Route # 96. The trip to Downtown will be along the Transitway and take about 10 Minutes. You will travel through the downtown core and the bus will run to the MacKenzie King Bridge. You will get off at stop MACKENZIE KING 2A (3000) and then walk to Novotel at 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa.


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